Using the Hubble Space Telescope scientists have completed the largest and most sensitive visible-light imaging survey of dusty debris disks around other stars.
Its a time machine to see the past events that happened in our solar system (and to some extent are still happening) during planet formation.
The survey found that no two “disks” of material looked the same. By now it should be fairly apparent that the universe is a chaotic place that would be hard to define simply.
As more and more data is collected from distant planetary systems, the simulations and accuracy of the predictive models will increase. With Peta-bytes of information arriving daily and needed to be sifted through, there is a bright future for any wannabe astronomers.
– Ex astris, scientia –
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